File:The Holland Society of New York Fifteenth Annual Dinner 1900.jpeg|thumb|right|200px|Program for the Holland Society's 15th Annual Dinner, January 18, 1900, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City
The '''Holland Society of New York''' was founded in New York City
in 1885 to collect information respecting the settlement and history of New Netherland
. Its main objective is to find and preserve documentation about the inhabitants' lives and times so as to elucidate the political, social, and religious patterns in the Dutch colony. Historical publications are sponsored, along with encouragement for family studies and genealogy. Many Society members are especially active in genealogical research and publication. The Holland Society originated [http://www.nnp.org The New Netherland Project] which is translating and publishing the 17th Century records held by the New York State Archives
. Among other current sponsorships are The Papers of...